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Amazon pre-order watch thread

Discussion in 'Civ6 - General Discussions' started by Oleary, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. Mount Suribachi

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    FWIW, the last 2 games I pre-ordered from Amazon, did not arrive in time despite their websites assurances of free delivery on the day of release.

    Beyond Earth arrived 2 days after release date
    X-Com 2, day of release I got an email saying my game would be shipped in 3 weeks time. Immediately cancelled and drove into town to pick it up.

    Needless to say, I ain't ever pre-ordering from Amazon again.
     
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  2. Cerilis

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    Let's hope amazon germany works more efficiently. ^^"
     
  3. darthtoon

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    got my preorder's shipping speed upgraded to 1-day shipping, thanks to Amazon's customer service, because I accidentally put my cat's name on the shipping address when I preordered the game.
     
  4. paulmclem

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    Got my key from MMOGA. Now pre-loading into Steam :king:
     
  5. Stringer1313

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    Guys --- I am greatly confused by all the Amazon folks talking about shipping. What, exactly, are they shipping to you? A CD? A flash drive? I am an old fart and borderline-luddite, and even all MY game purchases in the last decade have been entirely digital. That's why my amazon order doesn't have a shipping date. Am I missing something here? Why am I the only one on this thread that seems to have ordered the digital option from Amazon?
     
  6. Sprenk

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    1). Wait, your cat is an Amazon Prime member, but you're not? :confused:
    2). How did you "accidentally" put your cat's name on the order? You're not one of those furries, are you? :)
     
  7. DeutschDachs

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    I think most people who ordered physical are getting the Collectors Edition which did not have a digital option. At least that's what I'm waiting on (kind of wish I stuck with just the digital deluxe now that I know I could've played on Thursday due to my timezone though
     
  8. darthtoon

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    no, my Amazon account is on Amazon Prime and I got too excited for the game, and accidentally typed in my cat's name in the Shipping Address section during the checkout process
     
  9. Stringer1313

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    Oh.. thanks for the explanation. Well, now I'm curious - if you ordered the collector's edition, what does the "game" that ships with everything else even look like? Is it a CD? A flash drive? A piece of paper with a code on it?
     
  10. gohuskies

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    https://civilization.com/news/entri...ed-quantity-25th-anniversary-edition-revealed

    Comes with an art book, some coins, a map, the first 4 DLCs. No digital option available for this one.

    Still hasn't been shipped yet though :( I am really hoping for a key so I can play tomorrow evening.
     
  11. WillowBrook

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    For the standard edition, there was a discount for prime members only on the non-digital version. That's why I'm waiting for delivery. (Seems odd, you'd think amazon would want to encourage digital buys to eliminate their delivery cost.)
     
  12. Cuneiform

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    Nobody's interested, go find your own thread! This is about Amazon.
     
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  13. CaptainKoloth

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    I'm waiting for the 25th anniversary shipping info from Amazon also. FWIW, the last time I preordered a physical game from Amazon a few months ago, it was being released on a Tuesday and I got a notice that the game had shipped on 3:34 AM Monday morning- it actually arrived later on Monday. So I'm not going to panic too much about it quite yet. It's annoying not to have the codes to preload, though I feel like in a few months I'll be far happier than I have all the 25th anniversary physical stuff then that I had to wait a few more hours to preload (though I totally get the frustration).
     
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  14. Cerilis

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    Sounds good, I was already getting nervous, because I didn't get the notice yet. ^^"
     
  15. Oleary

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    Thanks for the update. I e-mailed Amazon but got a canned response. I'm working all day Friday anyway, but hoping to have it for the weekend. And you're right, in the end, we wanted the swag, so a little wait isn't the end of the world. Again, thanks for the encouraging story.
     
  16. Cyberian

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    So I cancelled the physical and bought the digital but even the digital one does not release before official release time.

    So no pre-loading and such. Amazon is really the worst for buying games would not have done it if I hadn't had a gift coupon.
     
  17. WorldWarIV

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    They just called me to tell me they can't ship it before Monday because they won't have it before then. So I can't play before Tuesday at best. It really sucks because I was off Friday through Monday. I hate Amazon and I hate my life.
     
  18. gohuskies

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    Can you still cancel? If mine won't show up until next week I will cancel as well and just order through Steam.
     
  19. WorldWarIV

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    Yes, as long as your order haven't shipped. I really want to play on Friday but at the same time I want the 25th anniversary edition, so I don't know if I will cancel.
     
  20. Gintoki89

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    I haven't heard anything yet, no indication of shipping date or anything. I might cancel at this point, the only thing I want from the CE is the artbook but I think I want to play ASAP more.
     

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